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SCE Japan Studios’ Mandate “is to Make Games That Nobody Else Can See on Another Console”

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At the Sony PlayFest earlier this month, we had a chance to talk to the creative director of SCE Japan Studios, and the writer/director of Puppeteer, Gavin Moore.

During the interview, which will be published on PSLS later today, he explained what makes SCE Japan unique – the fact that they’re meant to make unique games:

As a developer, Naughty Dog’s mandate is to make AAA blockbusting Hollywood crushing titles, and it’s the same for Santa Monica – whereas our mandate at Japan Studios is to make games that nobody else can see on another console. So it’s kind of crazy in our studio because it’s a bunch of insane people coming up with strange ideas. We’re kind of left alone to come up with what we want. We’re obviously tracked, we do have green light meetings and stuff like that, but because we have smaller teams and smaller budgets to work with there’s less risk, so they allow us to be more creative.

He also explained why the PS3 is still getting so much support from Sony:

It’s important for us that we don’t just drop the console and leave it for dead just because we’ve made another one. There are a lot of people that can’t afford a PlayStation 4 yet, or can’t even get their hands on one because Sony can only make so many. It’s important that we keep supporting those PlayStation fans, there’s something like 80 million PS3s – that’s a lot of fans out there that need games. Puppeteer is exactly the sort of game we should be making in my opinion.

The full interview will be available soon, where you’ll be able to find out all about how Gavin writes his games, everything there is to know about Puppeteer and flying cats as well as discover the six words that describe his next game.

 

What do you think of SCE Japan’s mandate? Do you prefer blockbusters or innovation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2013/07/17/sce-japan-studios-mandate-is-to-make-games-that-nobody-else-can-see-on-another-console/



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blockbusters or innovation? both, thats why i go with sony



bananaking21 said:
blockbusters or innovation? both, thats why i go with sony


Ain't that the truth!

By the way, i really wish SCE Japan would make Demon's Souls 2 :P, i know sequels =/= innovation, but GOD that game is SOOO GOOD.



According to a new study; YouTube, Xbox.com, NeoGaf, N4G, VGChartz, IGN, GameSpot, GameStop, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, All of Europe, FAMITSU, Japan, the rest of Asia and The whole of the Middle East among countless others are experiencing a Tsunami of people in love with Sony's gamings offerings.

Somini said:
bananaking21 said:
blockbusters or innovation? both, thats why i go with sony


Ain't that the truth!

By the way, i really wish SCE Japan would make Demon's Souls 2 :P, i know sequels =/= innovation, but GOD that game is SOOO GOOD.


thats very very very untrue!

maybe they would, but i doubt so, since they said make games that nobody else could make, and from software already made the spiritual successor



I wish they would finish last guardian. Because right now that is not even seen on Sony consoles.



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There is no meaning to this. Just the fact they're SONY created studio by default makes this true.



That's why we get to have games like Tokyo Jungle which are awesome.



How about some JRPGS then, you dont seem to see them on any consoles anymore ;P



This should be every exclusive studio's mandate.



Could that mean Ape Escape 4 is not happening? danm that's one of my fav platform game!!! Pleaaaase SCEJ bring Ape Escape back with Spike *-*



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SONY Bring them BACK for PS4 and VITA!